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And the Winner Is . . .

Blog Post - December 23, 2015

Category: What's New

(Photos by Lynn Monk) -- Entourage Salon (530 Carlsbad Village Drive) has called Carlsbad Village home for over 20 years.  And now they can say that they won the “People’s Choice” award in the village’s 2015 Holiday Window Decorating Contest.  Their windows were gorgeous and inviting and it’s no wonder that their wonderful clients voted them to the top this year.

1,752 votes were cast for the “People’s Choice” award and Entourage Salon rose to the top of the list of 36 participants and did the village proud by showing their holiday spirit from day one of the contest.

The “Village Vision” award, judged by Mayor Pro Tem Keith Blackburn and Council Member Lorraine Wood, was presented to The Shop Beauty & Art (2801 Roosevelt Street).  Their elf inspired display played tribute to their wonderful staff and made everyone smile.

The “Kid’s Favorite” award, judged by the Carlsbad Boys and Girls Torch Club, was presented to Ampersand (2916 State Street), a new home décor and specialty item store.  The pine-inspired, holiday-themed dress in the window and cozy, brilliant lights, were a huge favorite to all.

Thirty-six merchants participated in the 2015 Holiday Window Decorating Contest.  Nearly $4,500 worth of advertising and marketing prizes will be awarded due to generous sponsorships from San Diego Getaway Magazine, Seaside Courier Newspaper, Carlsbad Retrospect Newspaper, and Videospot.  Thank you to all who put their windows on display to the enjoyment of the village, and thank you to who came to the village to see the merchant’s creative handiwork.  We hope it put you in the holiday spirit and kept you there throughout the season.

To see more store windows on display, visit and click on the Instagram link on the Home Page to view photographs from the past several weeks and beyond.